HREQ 2010 Lecture January 13.docx

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York University
Human Rights and Equity Studies
HREQ 2010
Antonio Torres- Ruiz

January 13th 2014HREQ 2010 Human RightsEquity Studies The Intersectionality of Oppression The overlapping of different identities intersectionality the study of the intersections between different groups of minoritiesIn Western tradition when it comes to democratic rights people have been excluded has only been extended to all members of society very recentlyOppression discrimination marginalization possibility of being deprived of basic rights associate greatly with identityIdentities can be assumed or imposed Oppressed groups compete with each other for resources the struggle for limited resourcesWe are all oppressors in some parts of our identities and oppressed by othersWe need to understand that there are multiple overlapping identities there is no single group of people being oppressed only Diff
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